Thursday, 15 December 2011

Dear God.........

I've been doing some preparation for our New Years Day prayer celebration today and came across these fantastic children's prayers to God.

I'm sure some cynical adult sat and made them up, then posted them on the net, but the part of me which still weeps at High School Musical really wants them to be real prayers because they are so powerful! I've heard enough of our own family efforts over the years to laugh and cry in equal measure at the beauty of a child's thinking allied to their simple phrasing when it comes to bedtime prayers.

So here goes with my favourite ones. (Imagine a small American child kneeling by their bed, with a small American voice, maybe the lispy girl from Miracle on 34th Street!)

Dear God,
Thank you for the baby brother but what I asked for was a puppy. I never asked for anything before. You can look it up.
Joyce

Dear God,
I read the bible. What does beget mean? Nobody will tell me.
Love Alison

Dear God,
I like the story about Noah the best of all of them. You really made up some good ones. I like walking on water, too.
Glenn

Dear God,
Please put another holiday between Christmas and Easter. There is nothing good in there now.
Amanda

Dear God,
Do you draw the lines around the countries? If you don't, who does?
Nathan

Dear God,
I bet it's very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it.
Nancy

Dear God,
How come you did all those miracles in the old days and don't do any now?
Billy

Dear God,
Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they each had their own rooms. It works out OK with me and my brother.
Larry

Dear God,
I keep waiting for spring, but it never did come yet. What's up? Don't forget.
Mark

Dear God,
I am doing the best I can. Really !!!!
Frank

Dear God,
If you watch in Church on Sunday I will show you my new shoes.
Barbara

Dear God,
I do not think anybody could be a better God than you. Well, I just want you to know that. I am not just saying that because you are already God.
Charles

Dear God,
Please send Dennis Clark to a different summer camp this year.
Peter

Dear God,
It is great the way you always get the stars in the right place. Why can't you do that with the moon?
Jeff

Dear God,
I didn't think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday night. That was really cool.
Thomas

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